Copyright Assignment Agreement

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									A Copyright Assignment happens when the copyright holder transfers ownership of the
copyright to another person or organization for a period of time proscribed in a
Copyright Assignment. However, the length of time cannot be longer than what is
allowed under the Copyright Act of 1976. This Copyright Assignment Agreement can be
used to assign rights vested to some work from the rights-holder of the work to some
other individual/entity. This form is useful for individuals wishing to transfer their
copyright interests to another person or entity.
                          COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT
This COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) made on this _____
[Month] ___ [Date], 20__, by and between ________________________ [Instruction: Insert
the name of the Copyright owner] hereinafter referred to as the “Assignor” and
_______________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of company/individual/publisher
desires to obtain the copyrights] hereinafter referred to as the “Assignee.”

                                           RECITALS
WHEREAS, the Assignor is the author or creator of certain works which are described in
Exhibit “A” attached hereto (the “Works”); and
WHEREAS, the Assignee is engaged in _____________________________________; and
[Instruction: Describe activities that are relevant to the desire to assign Owner’s
copyrighted material]
WHEREAS, the Assignee wishes to acquire the right, title, and interest in and to all of the
Works described in Exhibit “A” hereto.
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants and
agreements hereinafter set forth and other good and valuable consideration, as set forth herein,
Assignor and Assignee agree as follows:
1. Assignment

    The Assignor does hereby irrevocably assign to the Assignee all of its/his/her rights, title, and
    interest to and in the copyright and all other intellectual property rights, including but not
    limited to, all rights of the Assignor to prepare derivative works, all goodwill and moral
    rights associated with the Works.

2. Ownership of Works and Warranty

    Assignee acknowledges that Assignor is the exclusive owner of all right, title, interest and all
    intellectual property rights to and in the Works. The Assignor has the right, power and
    authority to enter into this Agreement with the Assignee.

3. Sub Licenses

    Assignee shall not grant sub-assignment without the prior written approval of Assignor.
    [Optional]

4. Payment or Consideration

    Assignee shall pay Assignor a flat fee of __________ ($__) [Instruction: Insert the
    amount, e.g., forty thousand dollars ($40,000)] dollars as full payment for all rights
    granted in the Works. Payment shall be made upon execution of this Agreement.
5. Terms and Termination


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     This Agreement may be terminated by the written agreement of both parties. In the event that
     either party shall be in default of its material obligations under this Agreement and shall fail
     to remedy such default within ______ (__) [◊sixty (60)] days after receipt of written notice
     thereof, this Agreement shall terminate upon expiration of the ______ (__) [◊ sixty (60)] days
     period.
6. Representation and Warranty

     The Assignor hereby represents and warrants to Assignee the following:

     a) the Assignor has the right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement with the
        Assignee;

     b) the Assignor is the exclusive owner of all right, title, interest and all intellectual property
        rights to and in the Works;

     c) the Works are free and clear of any all liens, encumbrances or licenses;

     d) the Works do not infringe on the rights of any third party;

     e) the Works does not violate or infringe any personal or property rights of others, whether
        common law or statutory and

     f) the Works contains nothing libelous or contrary to law; and

     g) the Assignor is not subject to any agreement, whether written or otherwise, which would
        prevent the Assignor from have all right, power and authority to assign the Works.

7. Indemnification

     Assignor hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Assignee, its officers, employees,
     and agents against any and all claims, actions or damages (including attorney's reasonable
     fees) asserted by or paid to any party on account of a breach or alleged breach of the
     representations and warranties mentioned in clause 6 above.

8.   General Provisions

     a) Successors/Assigns: This Agreement is binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the
        respective successors and/or assigns of the parties hereto.

     b) Amendment and Modification: This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between
        the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and may not be modified or amended
        except by written agreement executed by the parties hereto.

     c) Independent Business Relationship. Assignor and Assignee are independent contractors
        and are not and shall not be construed as joint ventures, partners, employer/employee, or


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        agents of the other and neither shall have the power to bind or obligate the other, except
        as set forth in this Agreement.

    d) Waivers. The waiver by either party of a breach or other violation of any provision of
       this Agreement shall not operate as, or be construed to be, a waiver of any subsequent
       breach of the same or other provision of this Agreement.

    e) Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in several counterparts, each of which
       shall be an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same
       Agreement.

    f) Articles and Other Headings. The articles and other headings contained in this
       Agreement are for reference purposes only, and shall not affect in any way the meaning
       or interpretation of the terms of this Agreement.

    g) Governing Law: Forum: This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of
       ____________________, applicable to agreements made and to be wholly performed
       therein.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Assignment Agreement to be executed
the day and year set forth above.

Signature:     ______________________
By     :       ______________________
Title :        ______________________
Address:       ______________________
[Instruction: Insert signature, name and other details of Assignor]

Signature:     ______________________
By     :       ______________________
Title :        ______________________
Address:       ______________________
[Instruction: Insert signature, name and other details of Assignee]




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                                          EXHIBIT A


Copyright Registration Number: __________________.


[Instruction: Delete this if there is no registration of the work]
[Instruction:             Kindly          refer           to         Recital       section]




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